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Mayor Dennis Raines serves the City of Mauldin through a wide variety of different disciplines. His first service to the community began when he was a volunteer Fireman. A post he held for thirteen years while also serving as President of the Mauldin Dixie Youth program for six years. Dennis was elected to the Mauldin City Council from 1996-2001 and during his last four years on the Council, he chaired the Finance and Policy Committee.

Before he started serving the residents of Mauldin, he was a native of Spartanburg County, where he was born and raised on a small farm. He graduated from Greenville Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Limestone College, graduating with honors.

Dennis’s professional career included twenty-six years at Kemet Electronics where he served in various management positions in supervisory functions and staff management positions that included Production Manager and Plant Cost Accountant. He currently serves as the vice president of finance for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County.

Dennis’s most rewarding community achievement has been serving as Director/Founder of the Mauldin Miracle League for eleven years. The Mauldin Miracle League is a baseball program for children with disabilities.

In his forty plus years as a Mauldin resident, Dennis has served his community in some capacity for thirty-six of those years. He truly believes that the government’s biggest challenge today is to live within its means while providing customer-oriented services in a cost-effective manner.

Dennis has been married to his wife Cathy for more than forty years. They have two married sons, Travis and Tyler along with four grandchildren.


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